- Description (Brief)
- A set of playing cards, probably made of celluloid, contained in an alligator-patterned two-part faux leather case. Pockets on either side of the case contain a game marker. The markers have celluloid discs that indicate "Trump," "Games," and "Points." The cards were manufactured by W. P. Co. of Racine, Wis. They picture an avenue lined with palm trees.
- W. P. Co. was the Western Printing Company, also known as the Western Printing and Lithograph Company, the name under which it was incorporated in 1910.
- The company did a variety of commercial printing from stationery and paper goods to games, puzzles, books, and comic books. It is best known as the publisher and printer of Little Golden Books in partnership with Simon and Schuster.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- playing cards
- date made
- Western Publishing Co., Inc.
- place made
- United States: Wisconsin, Racine
- Associated Place
- United States: New Jersey
- Physical Description
- cellulose nitrate (parts material)
- faux leather (case material)
- overall: 10 cm x 7.8 cm x 2 cm; 3 15/16 in x 3 1/16 in x 13/16 in
- overall: 1 1/4 in x 3 in x 4 in; 3.175 cm x 7.62 cm x 10.16 cm
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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